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China MediaExpress (CCME) Commences New Semi-Annual Dividend Policy


China MediaExpress Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CCME) announced that they are commencing a new dividend policy. From the release: "Pursuant to the policy adopted by the Board, commencing with the six month period ending December 31, 2010, a semi-annual cash dividend of 5% to 10% of CME’s net profit will be paid upon receipt of the related financial statements by the Board. The Company’s Board of Directors will decide the exact payable amount at the corresponding board meetings in light of CME’s cash flows, expected liquidity needs and future corporate strategies."... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): CCME

Alaska Com (ALSK) Declares $0.215 Quarterly Dividend; 7.7% Yield

Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALSK) today announced its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.215 per common share, $0.86 annualized. The dividend is payable on January 19, 2011 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2010. The ex-dividend date is December 29, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 7.7%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): ALSK

Chatham Lodging (CLDT) Declares $0.175 Quarterly Dividend; 4.1% Yield

Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE: CLDT) has declared a quarterly common share dividend of $0.175 per common share, $0.70 annualized. The dividend is payable January 14, 2011, to shareholders of record on December 31, 2010. The ex-dividend date is December 29, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 4.1%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): CLDT

3 Dividend Toymakers for the Holiday Season

In the spirit of the holiday season, here’s a list of the major dividend stocks that market fun products to children and families. Hasbro (HAS) Hasbro gets the first mention on this list due to its dividend growth and overall quality. The company is more than just a toymaker; it’s a character and brand company. Hasbro owns several memorable and well-known characters and brands, including Transformers and G.I. Joe. The company also owns both Milton Bradley and Parker Brothers games (Monopoly, Scrabble, Risk, Trivial Pursuit, Battleship, Twister, etc.), Nerf, Wizards of the Coast, Plah-Doh, My Little Pony, and much more. Hasbro has got a lot going for it, although its debt load is a bit higher than I’d like to see. Hasbro has been effectively using movies and electronic media to... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): DIS,HAS,MAT

ABM Industries (ABM) Posts Q4 EPS of $0.43, In-Line with Views; Guides FY11 EPS; Increases Dividend 3.7% to $0.14, Yields 2.2%

ABM Industries, Inc. (NYSE: ABM) reports Q4 EPS of $0.43, even with the analyst estimate of $0.43. Revenue for the quarter was $901.4 million, which compares to the estimate of $895.45 million. Sees FY11 adjusted EPS of $1.43 - $1.53, versus the consensus of $1.49. The Board of Directors has declared a first quarter cash dividend of $0.14 per common share, $0.56 annualized. The dividend is a 3.7% increase from the current rate of $0.135. The dividend is payable on February 7, 2011 to stockholders of record on January 6, 2011. The ex-dividend date is January 4, 2011. Yield on the dividend is 2.2%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): ABM

Ensign Group (ENSG) Increases Quarterly Dividend 10% to $0.055; Yields 1%

The Ensign Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENSG) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.055 per share, $0.22 annualized. The dividend is a 10% increase from the current rate of $0.05. The dividend is payable on or before January 31, 2011 to shareholders of record as of December 31, 2010. The ex-dividend date is December 29, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): ENSG

Waste Management (WM) Increases Quarterly Dividend 8% to $0.34

Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) announced that their Board has approved an 8% increase in their quarterly dividend, increasing it from $0.315 to $0.34 per share. The Company noted that the Board of Directors intends to declare the first quarter 2011 dividend in February, at which time the record and payment dates for the first 2011 quarterly dividend will be announced. It is expected that the first payment of the increased dividend will occur in March of 2011.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): WM

Jarden Corp. (JAH) Declares $0.0825 Quarterly Dividend; 1.1% Yield

Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH) today announced that its board of directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.0825 per share, $0.33 annualized. The dividend is payable on January 31, 2011 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on January 3, 2011. The ex-dividend date is December 30, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.1%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): JAH

Umpqua Holdings (UMPQ) Declares $0.05 Quarterly Dividend; 1.7% Yield

Umpqua Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: UMPQ) has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per Common Share, $0.20 annualized. The dividend is payable on January 14, 2011 to shareholders of record as of December 31, 2010. The ex-dividend date is December 29, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.7%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): UMPQ

3 Dividend Stock Ideas for Christmas

The market tanked a little the first part of November with the S&P 500 (SPY) giving up around 3%. Then, it chugged sideways through Thanksgiving, breaking out and climbing over 5%. Even more so, the SPX is up nearly 20% from the July lows and over 10% YTD. Correct me if I’m wrong but that’s a good year. Some of the baseline economic data, inventories, a shrinking trade deficit, looks a lot better than it did two years ago. That’s the good Santa. Here’s the bad Santa.It appears that the first couple of pieces of the Jenga game that is also known as “the government bond market” have been pulled out. In mid-October, ten year yields were as low as 2.50. Now they’re at around 3.30. That’s a 32% move. It may be good for stocks as the glut of money rotates out of fixed income and... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): AGL,DTEGY,ZROZ